A new era of encoding dawns.


Elevate Your Encoder

Leveraging the cloud-based Perceptual Quality Optimization (PQO™) platform used by UptiiQ, our mobile video distribution service, Blackbox adds Signal-Adaptive Bit Rate Estimation (SABRE), another EuclidIQ patented technology, to offer a complete cloud-based video encoding solution.

PQO and SABRE are complementary technologies. PQO is frame-based, assigning more bits to the most perceptually important areas of the frame. PQO’s approach is based on the human visual system. SABRE is segment-based. The technology looks at all the frames in a video segment and uses a model to determine the necessary bitrate to achieve the desired mean opinion score, or quality level, in that segment.

Though SABRE and PQO work independently, SABRE’s determinations consider PQO’s bitrate reductions when setting the overall bitrate for each video segment. Put more succinctly:

SABRE + PQO = high QoE and low bandwidth

By achieving large bandwidth savings over Amazon’s Elastic Transcoder, like 32% for the StEM* video and 42% for 1080p mixed HD content, Blackbox meets the encoding needs of every size project. From a single file to a complete archive, no job is too big or too small to take advantage of Blackbox. Blackbox: visibly better encoding in the cloud, at pricing competitive with standard encoders.

* American Society of Cinematographers/Digital Cinema Initiatives Original Standard Evaluation Material (StEM)